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    Yesterday, 04:15 PM
    From "Sixgun Cartridges & Loads" by Elmer Keith Tin / lead Bullet Alloy : 1/15 ratio for automatic pistols and magnum loads in revolvers ( good for over 1000 fps ) 1 pound tin + 15 pounds Lead . Gary
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    Yesterday, 03:59 PM
    If you want to go the inexpensive route... take a look at the Lee C312-185-1R . A few years ago I was looking for a mould for my 303 British Enfield , could find nothing in .314 . Nothing ...new or used ! A barrel slug and measure of My 1942...
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    Yesterday, 03:27 PM
    I've always been a mould accumulator ... I see one and think it looks interesting and buy it . Yard sales , Estate Sales and Flea Markets ... I will buy any mould that's priced right ( under $10.00). E-Bay ... Oh My God ... I had to stop going to...
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    Yesterday, 03:16 PM
    I was sent to the hospital for a couple days... Too Low a Sodium Level ! When that happens it distorts your thinking and caused me to be depressed ... I'm not the depression type , my glass is always half full . A medicine I had been taking long...
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    03-03-2021, 06:39 PM
    Rosin is soldering flux and solder is lead/tin ... so if you add & stir some of the powdered rosin into a lead tin melt then it will act as a flux . I've never used the Brownell's powdered rosin in a pot but I have used powdered rosin when...
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    03-03-2021, 06:21 PM
    I'm Prepared ... at least a lifetime supply and a little Lagniappe for good measure . After 2008 and 2012 I saw the handwriting on the wall .. I'm not going to get caught with my pants down ever again . Ever 4 years ... Whoomp , there it goes ......
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    03-03-2021, 05:51 PM
    For those who like/need LS/LC recipes this Chile is pretty darn good . Serves 6-8 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 2 Lbs. Ground Turkey , we used ground white meat turkey for LC 6 - cloves peeled and chopped fresh garlic (or number of cloves to your...
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    03-03-2021, 04:21 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Chat room in Our Town
    I get up at 5:30 AM and no one cares ... where the heck is this chat room located and how do I get there and into it ...?... since I'm up I might as well see what's happening ! Gary
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    03-03-2021, 04:07 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Carb cleaner in Our Town
    More Carb Cleaner and intense scrubbing with a Toothbrush ... Oral B brand usually wont melt , but check the new ones . Auto-Parts store may have a better brush for scrubbing but be very careful if you use brass ... they can scratch . Old...
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    02-28-2021, 07:58 PM
    Two years ago I got worried that something on my Lyman 450 might break / wear out so I went to the web site and bought every part that could be replaced and an up-grade kit for it . Lyman still had replacement parts and the up-grade kit then ... if...
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    02-28-2021, 07:47 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Used moulds in Casting Equipment
    It all depends on three things : 1.) Availability 2.) Condition 3.) Price Don't buy used abused and beat up for three times the MSRP price . Place an order with a maker at regular price and wait . Patience is a virtue ... Gary
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    02-28-2021, 04:51 PM
    I find the 4 cavity NOE aluminum about the heaviest mould I can handle ... I'm over 60 ... After buying the first one I was amazed at how large the blocks are . Every mould I have ordered since has been 3 cavity aluminum moulds ... which aren't...
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    02-28-2021, 04:33 PM
    I can find no data for 240 gr. HBWC in 45 Colt . Solid base boolits are common but not HBWC. Perhaps Matt has some load data for this one . Gary
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    02-27-2021, 09:12 PM
    Sometimes it takes a Ransom Rest to bring out the real picture ... I had always heard flat based were "better" and this probably proves it . I couldn't "prove" it because I was shooting unsupported . Thanks for posting your results . Icast my own...
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    02-26-2021, 07:59 PM
    I bought a brand new Star in 45 acp in the early 1970's it was marked Model PS and was like a 1911 but with a exposed extractor , pivoting trigger and no pesky grip safety ( I hate grip safeties) . It looked a lot like a Colt 1911 and even had a...
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    02-26-2021, 07:38 PM
    If you use hot glue be sure to use a hard glue , I tried some and the glue had a pliable consistency , like a soft plastic and didn't last long at all before it deformed and came out . I have one done with JB Weld epoxy and it's been in service 20+...
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    02-26-2021, 07:34 PM
    Custom fit the boolit to the stem with a small ball of epoxy putty if it is pointed or round nose . Any boolit with a flat tip , can be seated with a flat seating stem . Fill the stem with epoxy , glue or putty , let harden , then sand dead flat...
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    02-26-2021, 07:22 PM
    I've tried them both , side by side in accuracy testing in 38 special and 45 acp and honestly could see no difference ... in fact the 38 special might have shot just a little better with the bevel based boolits . I could never really see a concise...
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    02-26-2021, 07:12 PM
    1.) Don't stuff them into pants pocket ... leather ammo carrier slips onto belt , ammo is carried in loops on carrier on belt . Also called ammunition belt slide ... they are available for rifle and handgun, I have some in both and they work well ....
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    02-26-2021, 06:55 PM
    200 grain SWC or truncated cone . My first 45 acp mould was a 230 gr. RN , then got into NRA Bullseye Target Shooting , the 230 gr. was dropped like a hot rock , a Lyman 452460 , 200 gr. SWC , quickly filled it's place and I have never cast...
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    02-26-2021, 06:24 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Slugging a barrel in Cast Boolits
    I use bell fishing sinkers , small and pointy on one end larger on the other , round and with a brass swivel to tie line to . Get an idea of what size bore you wish to slug , head down to local fishing and tackle shop and buy an assortment . Some...
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    02-26-2021, 03:31 PM
    After doing a bit of research , testing and trying different designs this is the 9mm mould I selected . NOE 358 - 124 - TC . A 124 grain Truncated Cone . It can be had plain base or gas check , I got a 4 cavity , aluminum , gas check mould . ...
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    02-26-2021, 03:10 PM
    Slugging a bore is no big deal if you know how to do it ... Ignorance raises it ugly head and will ruin a good rifle in short order . Lets see what Lyman Handbook has to say about their data . 300 Blackout , size cast .... .309" 9mm Luger ,...
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    02-26-2021, 02:51 PM
    Pen light in one end , (Winchester Flex LED bore lite $6.99) and look down the barrel ...easy to see ! You don't have to buy no expensive scope do- dah ... a pen light with a curved plastic tube will do the job . I got mine at wally mart about 20...
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    02-26-2021, 02:41 PM
    I bought the Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook 4th edition when it came out ... it and the 3rd edition are my main cast boolit guides . Hornady and Speer manuals are my next most used . When the Lyman 50th edition came out I actually got just because it...
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    02-26-2021, 02:31 PM
    A lot of people mixed the lithium and beeswax 50-50 but that's too much grease . This is where the it's too stinky and it's too soft and sticky complaints comes from . 3 pounds beeswax 1 pound Lucas Red-N-Tacky Works much better ... if...
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    02-26-2021, 02:13 PM
    Congratulations ! It was a long time before I found out what the boolits were for ... Just wait until you get a "Golden Boolit "... you get to buy a Cast Boolits Tee shirt ! [smilie=w: Scroll down to tee shirts available now ... avoid the...
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    02-26-2021, 02:06 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Just a little data in Our Town
    I am getting the impression the wall is going to get built ... but not on the USA/Mexico Border . The troops haven't left and the FBI warns of a "Credible Threat" of attack ... the troops will remain . Too many guns and too much ammo out there for...
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    02-25-2021, 08:24 PM
    He came in with 34 rounds loaded in his extended magazine ... and he fired all of them . All of the people he shot were white . Kind of hard to make him the poor black victim but they will spin it in that direction ... trust me !
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check